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1  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #10: All Things 'The Night Was So Young' on: May 02, 2017, 06:41:54 PM
"The Night Was So Young" is definitely my favorite song from Love You, probably the best song on the album... I feel that's a common opinion. The harmonies on the chorus are beautiful, and the lyrics paint a great picture in my head. When I listen to it I imagine an open window, a barely-palpable breeze floating into a hot room, in the middle of the night. I actually like listening to it when I wake up in the middle of the night, because it feels so fitting. The lyrics actually remind me a bit of "Kiss Me Baby," with the song's protagonist lying awake thinking about the problems in his relationship with someone.

I didn't think of it as a true story, but I don't have any objection to such personal lyrics, if it is true.
2  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #9: All Things 'Solar System' on: April 25, 2017, 03:05:23 PM
I love "Solar System," but I knew I would when I looked at the title, because I love anything to do with outer space. The vocal and lyrics work for me. Very funny, quirky lyrics.

I don't think it would work as an instrumental, unless you mean replace the vocal melody with another instrument. Without a lead melody, the song would become boring and meandering, I think. If any of the songs on Love You were stripped of their vocals and re-purposed as instrumentals, I think "Let's Put Our Hearts Together" might work best, for whatever reason. Just a thought that struck me when considering the question.
3  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #8: All Things 'Ding Dang' on: April 19, 2017, 05:21:09 AM
"Ding Dang" is great. I suppose it could technically be considered a waste of talents, as both songwriters were capable of writing more advanced music... but it's fun and catchy and doesn't need to be anything more than it is. Except it could be longer. I'd listen to it on a loop. The vocals are so passionate for such a silly-sounding song.  Grin

I'm glad that they replaced Billy's vocals with Al's, but they definitely should have kept the synth solo from the earlier version. It adds a nice twist of flavor to the track!
I missed out on the previous discussion and just wanted to comment my agreement with this! The solo is my favorite part of that version. Glad they replaced the vocals, the original recording sounded more generic in terms of vocals.
4  Smiley Smile Stuff / The Beach Boys Media / Re: Beach Boys Beach Towels on: April 09, 2017, 05:10:43 PM
I  love your designs. They look great on the towels! I also love the drawing at the bottom. It would be nice to see it colored.
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / Re: \ on: April 09, 2017, 05:06:53 PM
I saw this before and forgot to comment. Nice job! Some small intonation issues in short isolated areas (a little sharp coming off of "most of all" into the first "my favourite vega-tables" for example), but you're very articulate and I love the subtle inflections added here and there, like the wavering pitch on "red as a beet..." making it sound like you're really embarrassed to be there. Cheesy
Thank you! I noticed that intonation issue you pointed out but didn't have time to fix it; I probably will eventually.
6  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Love You Re-Appreciation Thread #5: All Things 'Johnny Carson' on: April 09, 2017, 05:05:14 PM
This is the Love You Re-Appreciation Thread, but as I haven't been a Beach Boys fan for very long I only recently heard Love You for the first time. I loved it on first listen- so this is first-time appreciation for me. I've played it about six times this one week alone. Honestly wasn't expecting to like it this much, but I was pleasantly surprised.

"Let Us Go On This Way" is a great album opener, it hooked me right away. Although I feel like the vocals on the chorus could have been arranged differently. "Roller Skating Child" is fun and catchy, and the lyrics made me laugh, as strange as they are. "Mona" is a nice song, and I like the repetitiveness, although I didn't really like it the first time I heard it. It's grown on me. The last lines are also pretty funny. That's really one reason I love this album, it certainly has a sense of humor.

As for the current discussion... "Johnny Carson" has silly lyrics no doubt, but it's a really fun song. Especially the "Who's the man that we admire?" section at the end, which almost sounds like cheerleading to me.
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / Smiley Smilers Who Make Music / "Vega-Tables"- my cover on: March 18, 2017, 03:18:19 PM
I did this cover a few weeks ago and thought it might be worth sharing. Even bought a new instrument for the occasion...

I'd like to note that I only recently got interested in mixing audio, so I won't claim that this sounds high-quality by any means. Hope it's still enjoyable...

https://soundcloud.com/keely-burn/vega-tables-brian-wilsonthe-beach-boys-cover
8  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: March 18, 2017, 03:15:56 PM
Hello... I recently made an account here just because I had a few insignificant questions that I couldn't find the answers to. (Or maybe I wasn't looking hard enough.) Have been lurking for a few months.

I won't ask everything at once, but here are a couple to begin with...

1. Where was this video for "Long Promised Road" filmed? I feel like I should recognize the city, but I don't.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVoDULF4sAM

2. on the subject of "Long Promised Road" (as it's one of my favorite Beach Boys songs), in the second verse, what's the second-to-last line? I keep seeing it written as "So real, the pain growing in my soul," but I can't make my ears hear that for some reason. Is it just the way it's sung? I hear it more like "So real, the pain of growing in soul" or something.

3. Is there more footage available of the event at the White House shown at 9:31 in this video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSeS622wdQ8

That's all for now... thanks in advance!


Pretty sure it's Prague 1968

https://goo.gl/images/BuPM45
Ah thank you, and sorry for such a late reply!
9  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: 2016 Podcast w/ Darian on: February 18, 2017, 11:43:25 AM
Glad to see this interview posted! I stumbled across it sometime last month. A really good listen, very in-depth and insightful!

To go along with that, a segment of the full interview was included in the See Hear podcast. About Darian's involvement with the Love & Mercy movie:

https://seehear.podbean.com/e/see-hear-bonus-episode-interview-with-darian-sahanaja-brian-wilsons-band-and-musical-consultant-for-love-and-mercy/
10  Smiley Smile Stuff / General On Topic Discussions / Re: Thread for various insignificant questions that don't deserve their own thread! on: February 01, 2017, 01:05:27 PM
Hello... I recently made an account here just because I had a few insignificant questions that I couldn't find the answers to. (Or maybe I wasn't looking hard enough.) Have been lurking for a few months.

I won't ask everything at once, but here are a couple to begin with...

1. Where was this video for "Long Promised Road" filmed? I feel like I should recognize the city, but I don't.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVoDULF4sAM

2. on the subject of "Long Promised Road" (as it's one of my favorite Beach Boys songs), in the second verse, what's the second-to-last line? I keep seeing it written as "So real, the pain growing in my soul," but I can't make my ears hear that for some reason. Is it just the way it's sung? I hear it more like "So real, the pain of growing in soul" or something.

3. Is there more footage available of the event at the White House shown at 9:31 in this video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSeS622wdQ8

That's all for now... thanks in advance!
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